Columbia University, Cornell University, and University of Pennsylvania are among seven schools being investigated for alleged incidents of anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim harassment, the Education Department announced on Thursday.
Other schools facing the probe are Lafayette College, Wellesley College, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and a public school district in Kansas, the Maize Unified School District.
The investigation reportedly involves five allegations of anti-Semitic harassment and two complaints of anti-Muslim harassment. The Education Department did not disclose which schools are facing which allegations.
However, the University of Pennsylvania and Wellesley were accused of anti-Semitism in federal complaints filed last week by a Jewish legal advocacy group.
The group cited an email from Wellesley dorm advisors that allegedly stated that “there should be no space, no